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Arkansas junior TE Hunter Henry is "a well-rounded tight end who produced nicely in 2014," noted Walter Football.

Last season, as a sophomore, Henry recorded 37 receptions for 513 yards and two scores. As a freshman, he had 28 receptions for 409 yards and four scores. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder runs a 4.79 40-yard dash. WF ranks Henry as the No. 2 TE prospect and grades him as a Rds. 2-3 prospect.
May 30 - 11:01 PM

Arkansas HC Bret Bielema said a 7-6 record is not acceptable.

"I don’t like 7-6. It equals the worst record that I’ve ever had as a coach at Wisconsin," Bielema said. Fair enough, but Bielema is making tremendous progress. After going 3-9 in his first season, Bielema's Razorbacks snapped a 17-game losing streak in SEC play and beat LSU, Ole Miss and Texas by a combined score of 78-7. He won't accept 7-6 again, but likely won't have to with an ascending roster returning. "I like where we’re going," he said. "I know we’re a better football team than we’ve ever been since I’ve been here. I have a senior quarter, our kids do it the right way."
Source: ESPN.com
May 27 - 9:28 PM

ESPN's Chris Low expects Arkansas to use more play action passing this season.

Low points to first year OC Dan Enos and the series of plays "targeting junior TE Hunter Henry, who led the SEC in first-down catches at the position (26)." Many believe one key to play action passing is running the football successfully. That will be the focus for the Razorbacks this year with Alex Collins and Johnathan Williams. Enos previously spent a handful of seasons as Central Michigan's head coach.
Source: ESPN
May 26 - 11:08 AM

Arkansas HC Bret Bielema is shuffling his starting OL, including LT, RT and RG.

Junior Denver Kirkland is moving from right guard to left tackle. Junior Dan Skipper is moving from left tackle to right tackle. Frank Ragnow will be the new right guard. Arkansas is built on running the football with Alex Collins and Johnathan Williams, so expect these changes to maximize that element of the offense.
May 21 - 10:40 AM

NFL.com Draft analyst Chad Reuter believes that with a productive 2015, Arkansas senior RB Jonathan Williams, "should earn" a spot in Round 2 of the 2016 draft.

"The next coveted SEC back presses the hole nicely, can skip past a defender in said hole, and escape to the end zone if breaking through the first line of defense. The thickly-built Williams (6-0, 223) will need a killer workout to get into the first round -- but a productive 2015 should earn him a spot in Round 2 either way," Reuter wrote. The Arkansas prospect Williams rushed for 1,190 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014, while averaging 91.5 yards per game. The 6-foot, 223-pounder was named to the AP All-SEC second team and was also an Earl Campbell Award semifinalist.
Source: NFL.com
May 7 - 2:50 PM

Patriots selected Arkansas TE A.J. Derby with the No. 202 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Derby (6'4/255) played two years at Arkansas after transferring from community college, spending the first as a backup quarterback and the second at tight end. He caught 22 balls for 303 yards and three TDs as a senior. Originally a four-star recruit to Iowa, Derby plays with physicality and toughness, and offers plus athleticism with 4.72 speed and a 6.99 three-cone time. Turning 24 before his rookie year, Derby is an overaged project, but we wouldn't rule out the possibility of him becoming an NFL contributor. He is a natural pass catcher with starting-caliber physical tools.
May 2 - 4:38 PM

Chargers selected Arkansas DL Darius Philon with the No. 192 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Philon (6'1/298) left Arkansas as a redshirt sophomore after racking up 20.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles as an 18-game starter. He showed plus movement skills at the Combine, running a 5-flat forty with a 31-inch vertical. A three-technique prospect with a highly explosive get-off at the snap, Philon offers ideal quickness and a high ceiling as a 21-year-old with lots of room for growth.
May 2 - 4:25 PM

Redskins selected Arkansas CB Tevin Mitchel with the No. 182 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

The corner suffered through a hamstring injury earlier in 2014 and missed the first two games of the season. He also tore his labrum last spring. A College Gridiron Showcase alum, Mitchel collected four interceptions, 18 pass breakups and six tackles for loss across 43 career games. He ran a 4.45.
May 2 - 4:20 PM

Redskins selected Arkansas LB Martrell Spaight with the No. 136 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Spaight (6'0/236) spent two seasons with the Razorbacks after transferring from community college, exploding as a senior to lead Arkansas with 128 tackles (10.5 for a loss) and force a pair of fumbles. He was a first-team All-SEC pick. Spaight showed passable athleticism in Indy, running 4.88 with a 35-inch vertical and 10-foot broad jump. A physical, attacking weak-side linebacker in college, Spaight lacks sideline-to-sideline range and may be best suited to play inside in the pros. He'll open his career on special teams.
May 2 - 1:57 PM

Patriots selected Arkansas DE Trey Flowers with the No. 101 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Flowers (6'2/266) was a 39-game starter at Arkansas, compiling 47.5 career tackles for loss, 18 sacks, and four forced fumbles as a two-time All-SEC second-team selection. Although Flowers ran a plodding 4.93 at the Combine, he impressed in the vertical (36 1/2") and broad (10'1") jumps. Flowers has some stiffness athletically, but is a long-armed (34 1/2") power player executes with an incredible amount of force. Flowers' best NFL fit is as a strong-side end who stops the run first, and rushes the passer second.
May 2 - 12:14 PM

Arkansas edge player Trey Flowers "reminds me of LaMarr Woodley coming out of Michigan," says ESPN NFL Insider Jon Gruden.

"He physically can play the run," Gruden said. "He could be an outside linebacker and stand on his feet. He has the ability to move on a zone blitz, read the quarterback, break on the ball and intercept it. He is instinctive, he is physical and he is relentless." The former coach loves Flowers' versatility as it translates to the NFL. "A lot of times, teams are forcing you to play nickel all the time, anyway, and the outside linebacker in a 3-4 plays defensive end in the nickel. I need a guy who can play both positions. Flowers can do that," Gruden said.
Apr 28 - 10:08 PM

Arkansas edge player Trey Flowers "could be a bargain for the right team," according to Gordon McGuinness of Pro Football Focus.

"He is a well-rounded player, registering 61 total pressures in 2014 as a pass-rusher but doing his best work against the run," McGuinness wrote. "While some have questioned his ability to get pressure at the next level, he'll hit the ground running in the NFL as a run defender, utilizing the power that proved too much for most offensive linemen at the college level." The three-year starter and two-time second-team All-SEC defender ran a mid-4.8s 40-yard dash at his pro day workout. It's possible he could be had in Round 3.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 27 - 8:27 PM

Arkansas edge player Trey Flowers "shows up to play on every single snap," according to ESPN's Todd McShay.

The three-year starter and two-time second-team All-SEC defender ran a mid-4.8s 40-yard dash at his pro day workout. "His motor is outstanding, as is his toughness, and he plays with fire," McShay wrote. "He isn't the best athlete for the position, but he's a relentless pass-rusher who possesses above-average power against the run, doing a good job of setting the edge. He played all over the Razorbacks' defensive front, and that versatility projects to the NFL as well." NFLDraftScout.com ranks Flowers as the No. 89 overall player and CBS Sports' Dane Brugler projects him as a third-rounder.
Apr 24 - 7:25 PM

Arkansas edge player Trey Flowers "ranks among the most underrated prospects in the entire 2015 draft," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"Flowers lacks ideal height but his disproportionately long arms (34¼ inches), strength and toughness make him one of this year's better overall defensive ends -- and considering the talent among edge rushers in 2015, that's quite the accomplishment," Rang wrote. The three-year starter and two-time second-team All-SEC defender ran a mid-4.8s 40-yard dash at his pro day workout. NFLDraftScout.com ranks Flowers as the No. 89 overall player and colleague Dane Brugler projects him as a third-rounder.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 20 - 8:59 PM

Arkansas redshirt junior CB Jarred Collins "has a wiry, thin-limbed frame and can be out-muscled on the perimeter, but he plays with excellent play speed and isn't afraid to come downhill vs. the run," wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

In his first year as starter in 2014, Collins led the SEC in pass break-ups (13). If he repeats the performance, the NFL is going to come calling. "Although he needs to clean up his break down skills, Collins is tough-minded with light feet to stay on top of receivers and compete for the ball at the catch point," Brugler wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 16 - 7:36 PM


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